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Parents don’t mind being woken early by excited children on Christmas Day

However, imagine if your family’s sleep was interrupted several times a night – right through the year. For the Moore family, from Framlingham, that is their everyday reality due to the complex needs of four-year son Rhys. The severely autistic youngster only sleeps for 90 minutes at a time making each night an exhausting ordeal for his mother and father, Sarah and Kevin, and their three other children, aged seven, 12, and 15. Over the Rainbow Children’s Charity, set up earlier this year by Bev Lambert, of Alderton near Woodbridge, launched an appeal in the East Anglian Daily Times in October to raise £6,500 for a Safespace Hi-Lo bed which would provide a secure tented environment for Rhys to sleep in and allow his family a restful night.

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Kingsley Healthcare CEO Daya Thayan has been honoured at a prestigious industry event

Kingsley Healthcare CEO Daya Thayan has been honoured at a prestigious industry event. At a dinner in London to celebrate the publication of the Health Investor Power 50, Mr Thayan joined the elite annual list of the UK independent healthcare sector's most influential figures in 15th place. The top 15 were announced in a countdown by the host, BBC correspondent Frank Gardner, after a speech by Health Investor editor Ploy  Radford who outlined the year's highs and lows in the industry and the challenges to come of the national living wage.

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Care homes operator Kingsley Healthcare has continued its rapid expansion with the multi-million pound purchase of two properties

The acquisitions of Redwalls nursing home in Sandiway, Northwich and Sharston House nursing home in Knutsford add 92 beds to the company’s rapidly growing portfolio. Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of these homes in prime locations and I also want to highlight the role played by our long-standing banking partner Coutts & Co in assisting us.

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Two chihuahuas and a labrador brighten life at Scole care home

Members of staff at Oaklands Care Home in Scole have started a pet therapy group after visiting dogs helped with the wellbeing of some of their residents. Over the past year, two chihuahuas, Alfie and Oakley, and an 11-year-old labrador Mollie, have become an integral part of the family at Oaklands care home in Scole – and their therapeutic benefit to residents has astounded staff.

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Parrot learns to mimic sound of alarms at Brooke care home

The African Grey parrot belongs to Roy Hagley, 53, and his latest trick is causing quite a stir at Brooke HouseHe has learnt to mimic the alarms residents use to let staff know they need help - and his impression is so good it even has staff fooled. The cheeky bird has caused several false alarms already and much confusion around the home.

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